James Baldwin discusses living and growing in a white world in a talk to students at a predominently Black high school in Oakland, California. RECORDED by KQED at Castlemont High School, Oakland. BROADCAST: KPFA, 23 June 1963. Topics: Baldwin, Pacifica, KPFA, Castlemont
TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, written and read by Antonin Artraud. Artraud reads from his play, in French. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Oct. 1968. In French.(41 min.) BB2075 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: artraud, antonin, pacifica
DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: castaneda, hallucinogen, mushrooms, peyote, roszak, matus, pacifica
A NIGHT IN CHICAGO / reported by Dale Minor, Phil Watson and Bob Fass. Produced by Elsa Knight Thompson. Documentary report on the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes ctuality of Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder outside the Convention Center at a Black Panther rally; Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's "birthday" party; and reports from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel about police brutality at a religious prayer vigil.... Topics: chicago, panther, johnson, ginsberg, terkel, seale, pacifica, thompson, gregory
Charles Ruas and Karen Achenbach talk to filmmakers Albert Maysles and Ellen Hovde about their documentary Grey Gardens. They talk about the origins of the film and how Maysles came to meet the Beales. They describe living conditions in the Beales' mansion. Maysles discusses the acceptance of eccentricity as a character trait in American society. They talk about their shooting schedule, the Beales' own involvement in the direction of the film, and the relationship between the directors and... ( 1 reviews ) Source: WBAI
SUN RA / interviewed by Dennis Irving. - Poet, mythical scientist, musician, and leader of Solar Arkestra discusses his mystical view of the world and humanity. He begins by defining his style of music within the concept of infinity, his role as a musical "coordinator," and the importance of music for all people. Blacks have been cast as "evil" in the Western world, which has lead to a decline in African American self value. Music, he suggests, can counter this history. Sun... Topics: sun ra, irving, african, jazz, pacifica
Dramatic readings from the first installment of the "Gormenghast" trilogy by British science fiction author Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), adapted for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre by kind permission of the U.S. publisher Weybright and Talley. The novels concern the enclosed, created world of the great castle of Gormenghast and its inhabitants, ruled by ritual and torn by madness: Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan (Albert Norton) prone to melancholia and obsessed with the death owls of the Tower... Topics: Peake, Mervyn Laurence, 1911-1968, Radio adaptations
BALDWIN AND DARDEN. A discussion on the plight of Black Americans by James Baldwin with R.H. Darden, introduced by comedian Dick Van Dyke. BROADCAST: KPFK, 1 Apr. 1968.(60 min.) BB4514 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: baldwin, darden, dyke, pacifica, kpfk, racism
byPacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium
Pacifica Radio Archives and The Polemic Consortium presents "Say It LOUD: New Songs For Peace." The Polemic Consortium is Mark Torres, Gomez, Bulldog Music composed by Gomez and Bulldog Mixed and produced by Mark Torres 01. Ed Asner 02. I Want All of My Daughters to be Like Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters (D-CA), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 03. Damn Some Money - Muhammad Ali 04. Bin Bush - Michael Moore 05. Father Knows Best - Gore Vidal 06. The Problems Have A History - Tariq Ali 07.... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Ed Asner, Maxine Waters, Dennis Kucinich, Muhammad Ali, Michael Moore, Gore Vidal, Tariq Ali,...
French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature. Source: KPFA
"Radio documentary about the New York Police Department Public Morals Section"" raid upon the Stonewall Inn on June 27 1969. Patrons of The Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar, fought the police officers, thus starting a riot. This program uses views of the participants, examines the gay life both before and after the event, and its impact upon gay politics and history in the United States. Participants include: Deputy Inspector Seymour Pine; Sylvia Rivera"
Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language. Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970. Topics: George Carlin, Pacifica, Comedy
"This tape features man-on-the-street reactions to the verdict of the Dan White trial that culminated in the White Night riot of May 21, 1979. Over 10,000 people came out to San Francisco's Civic Center to protest the decision of the courts to convict the former supervisor on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, for which he would receive less than five years of jail time. The reactions of those interviewed range from mournful to livid, with some calling for the total destruction of City...
Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968. Discussion of Phil Ochs, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and current issues. WBAI RECORDED: (via telephone) August 27, 1968. Experimental radio pieces featuring live interviews with Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, and Phil Ochs, political singer songwriter. - CONTENT: Live broadcast: pt.1. Phil Ochs and Jerry Rubin -- pt.2. Abbie Hoffman -- pt.3. "Whatzername" -- pt.4. "General Waste More Land" -- pt.5. "L'il Ol' Lady". BROADCAST: 27... Topics: fass, chicago, hoffman, ochs, rubin, 1968, pacifica
Description: Report on the race riots in Watts, California. Received the Armstrong Award, 1965. Call Number: BC0326 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,... Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
KPFA's Elsa Knight Thompson interviews Huey Newton in jail in Oakland, CA. Newton discusses the capitalist exploitation of black labor and how the concept of free enterprise has been destructive to black people. Thompson and Newton talk about the increasing awareness of the Black Panther movement in the East Bay Area and what the role of the unorganized white person who wishes to align themselves with Black Liberation. Topics: BLACK PANTHER PARTY., Newton, Huey P., Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Huey Newton from jail in...
Confronted by conservative R.H.Darden, a white reporter, James Baldwin questions his own qualifications to represent the average black man. (3:45)Pacifica Radio Archives Topics: baldwin, pacifica, darden, race
Description: Kevin Burke from People's Theatre at KPFA interviews Martin Worman and Scrumbly Koldewyn from the Cockettes, the early '70s San Francisco-based drag and theater troupe. Worman and Koldewyn discuss the history of the Cockettes, including their forming under the direction of Hibiscus and their first big show in June 1970 at Hollywood Babylon. They discuss the tensions within the group regarding their performance style and direction. Koldewyn discusses the group's... Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Blacks--Political activity,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks out in support of Joan Baez after her arrest for blocking the Oakland Armed Forces Induction Center. Special note: Joan Baez never heard this speech until Pacifica Radio Archives Director Brian DeShazor presented her with a copy of the restored audio. (3:07) Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica, baez, draft, induction
MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARTS CONCERNED WITH VIETNAM : BENEFIT FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING. James Baldwin comments before Dr. King's final speech in Los Angeles, followed by the speech itself. Recorded in a Beverly Hills, California home, 16 Mar. 1968. - CONTENT: pt.1. James Baldwin's comments (6 min.) -- pt.2. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech (31 min.). - RECORDED: from the audience, 16 Mar. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFK, 4 Apr. 1968. Total: 37:00 BB4661 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica, baldwin, kpfk
James "Jimmy" Seals, guitar and violin, and Darrell "Dash" Crofts, electric mandolin and electric piano, perform down-home songs, ballads and some country fiddle tunes at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 14, 1971. Bobby Lichtig accompanies them on bass. Songs include Freaks fret, Irish linen, Earth, Eighth of January, Devil's dream, a Tuvan singing demonstration of Bonaparte's retreat, Tin town, Birthday of my thoughts, Cotton mouth, Ridin' thumb, Wisdom, Springfield... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Seals & Crofts, Folk-rock music, Seals, James, 1941-, Crofts, Dash
The Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Recorded at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, 4 June 1968. Actuality of day of the assassination at Kennedy's campaign headquarters: Jesse Unruh's speech, Kennedy's speech, the shooting, eyewitness accounts. 56minutes. BB4511 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: assassination, president, kennedy, senator, pacifica
THE DELANO GRAPE STRIKE: Cesar Chavez introduced by Hank Anderson. Cesar Chavez, President of the National Farm Workers Association, spoke in Berkeley under the auspices of of Citizens for Farm Labor, on January 5, about the progress of the Delano Grape Strike and the history of the National Farm Workers Association. He is introduced by Henry Anderson, Chairman of Citizens for Farm Labor. - RECORDED in Berkeley. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 January 1966. (29 min.) BB2358 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: delano, chavez, labor, farm, grape, strike, pacifica
WBAI's Rich Schrader interviews actor John Cullum and Admiral Gene La Rocque from the Center for Defense Information about the controversial post-apocalyptic TV movie "The Day After". Schrader expresses his own dissatisfaction with both the film and the post-film roundtable that included Henry Kissinger, William F. Buckley, Jr., Robert McNamara, George P. Shultz and Carl Sagan, among others. Cullum discusses what makes the film resonate with audiences and the pressures placed on the... Source: WBAI
Don Sortor reads chapters 1 and 3 of Grendel, John Gardner's 1971 re-telling of Beowulf from the monster's point of view. (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1971). Chapter 1 begins at start of tape. Chapter 3 begins at 00:16:12. This recording does not have Erik Bauersfeld intro. Source: KPFA
Actuality of Chinese-American cinematographer James Wong Howe talking about his career in Hollywood and taking questions from the audience at the 1974 San Francisco Film Festival following a screening of Funny Lady. Howe tells the audience anecdotes including how he became a camera man, his famous photograph of Mary Miles Minter in which her blue eyes were dark for the first time using orthochromatic film, how he filmed a scene in which a bird lands on Spencer Tracy's hand in The Old Man and... Source: KPFA
The artist discusses his art and technology project, which consists of sound-activated Louisiana mud and his idea that art will humanize technology. A very unusual recording, with many parts difficult to understand... audio art at its finest! 34 minutes. Topic: Robert Rauschenberg
Convention coverage in Chicago, 1968. Sounds from downtown demonstrations and Democratic convention nominations. Reported by Steve Bookshester and Dale Minor, interviews by Julius Lester. Actuality from Pacifica's coverage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Examines the political struggles on the floor of the Convention. Features Julius Lester's interviews with Black delegates who talk about the confusion and corruption of the process, as well as his reports on the battle on... Topics: politic, convention, chicago, knight, ginsberg, pacifica, bookshester
KPFA's Colin Edwards reports on the police attack on the Black Panther Party headquarters on Grove Street in Oakland on September 10, 1968. Edwards interviews Eldridge Cleaver, Minister of Information for the Black Panthers; Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party; Alex Hoffmann, defense attorney for the Black Panthers; Cecil Johnson, an eyewitness to the shooting; and Charles Garry, Huey Newton's defense attorney. Edwards goes down to the Alameda County Jail to speak with Huey P....
Mike Sahl (1934-), electric piano, and Frederic Rzewski (1938-), acoustic piano, perform live at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 13, 1971. The pieces performed include Les Moutons de Panurge by Frederic Rzewski; Dance for pianos by Mike Sahl; Piano concerto by John Cage (in a version for acoustic and electric pianos); Sonata in B-flat major for piano four-hands, op. 30 by Franz Schubert; and selected short subjects. WBAI's Barbara Oka concludes the program with an announcement. This... Topics: Sahl, Michael (1934-), Rzewski, Frederic, Piano music, Cage, John, Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828
Elsa Knight Thompson interviews Eldridge Cleaver at the offices of Ramparts magazine in September, 1968. Cleaver had recently been prohibited from teaching a course (class 139X) at the University of California, Berkeley about social change in America. Topics: Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-, Academic freedom., Social change., Eldridge Cleaver interview /...
An evening of country fiddling and grassroots music at WBAI's Free Music Store, broadcast live on March 11, 1972. Produced and emceed by Tom Whitmore and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department. WBAI's Barbara Oka introduces the evening. The Apple Country String Band (Mark Rickart, Kenny Kosek, Roger Mason, Dave Snell, Bud Morrisroe, Phil Rosenthal) perform Love and wealth by Flatt & Scruggs, Fox on the run by Manfred Mann, I'm going back to Birmingham by Flatt & Scruggs, and... Topics: Country music, Fiddling, Kosek, Kenny
Description: On the occasion of the Columbus Day festivities being held in San Francisco's Aquatic Park on October 12, 1971, a group of Native Americans held a counter-celebration marked by ceremonies of mourning. The two events happened within earshot of each other and were recorded by KPFA's Bill Schechner. This recording documents reactions to the event by both Native and non-Native people.Call Number: BC0518Date Published: 1971-12-11Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio... Topics: californialightandsound, Indians of North America--Political activity, Protests, demonstrations,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Author Alice B. Toklas reads from her autobiography; includes her "Recipe for Hashish Fudge". Recorded: from a Campus recording. 1963 BB1178 Pacifica ( 1 reviews ) Topics: toklas, hashish, pacifica, stein, fudge, pot
On the comedian's battle for free speech on stage. Lenny Bruce, forefather of the socially conscious comic speaks before a live audience about drugs, the police and his arrests. Bruce speaks openly about his own addictions, being arrested by the LAPD and the violation of his civil rights. 1963. 28 minutes. Topics: Lenny Bruce, Pacifica, Comedy
ARCHIVE NUMBER: PZ0047.01 Guns, Weapons: The Right to Bear Arms. Ten of thousands of people are killed every year in the United States by guns. Hundreds of thousands are wounded. Countless others are threatened by them. Are all these deaths and injuries the price we must pay to preserve our constitutional right to bear arms? Or does the Second Amendment only guarantee that right to a specifically organized militia? Produced by David Selvin. Executive Produced by Adi Gevins. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Second Amendment, gun control, right to bear arms, bill of rights radio education project
On the Kennedy assassination; interview by William O'Connell. Recorded: 29 Dec. 1967. Description: Josiah Thompson is interviewed about his book "Six Seconds in Dallas about the President Kennedy Assassination".(58 min.) BB4627 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: kennedy, assassination, dallas, pacifica, coverup
"Harvey Milk sits down with Greg Gordon of IMRU (a weekly one-hour radio show made by a group of volunteers focusing on issues affecting the LGBT community in Southern California). Milk discusses being sworn in as a ""candidate who is gay, not a gay candidate"". Discussing the statewide primary for attorney general, the city supervisor addresses the need for politicians to get involved in minority issues. Milk speaks with disdain about privileged or closeted gays who... Topics: Gordon, Greg., Gays -- California -- Political activity., Gay politicians -- California -- Personal...
Speech on Black political action. H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael address the Black Panthers. [Event is a Free Huey rally in February, 1968; either the one held February 17 at the Oakland Auditorium, or February 18 in Los Angeles.]
Martin Luther King at Santa Rita / produced by Colin Edwards. Description: King's speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. MARTIN LUTHER KING AT SANTA RITA produced by Colin Edwards. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min.)BB1460 Pacifica Radio Archives. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: king, demonstration, activist, vietnam, pacifica
Description: Renowned beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads selections of his works, including a portion of "Howl." Call Number: BB1893 Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and... Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Poetry--History and criticism, Trials... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
WBAI fundraiser "Dizzy Gillespie Day" held at the Village Gate in New York City on August 30, 1977. This recording contains part one of the event, an interview with Dizzy Gillespie's guitarist Rodney Jones and the music of jazz pianist Rio Clemente. See IZ0991 for part two of this event, Dizzy Gillespie performing at the Village Gate. Source: WBAI
A celebration of the 10th annual Lesbian Pride Week, featuring poets & artists who will be appearing during this year's events. Alix Dobkin's song "Women Loving" opens the program. Jewelle Gomez reads her poem "Flamingos and Bears". Eleanor Cooper of Lesbian Feminist Liberation talks about Lesbian Pride Week through the years and about the importance of lesbian pride. Ellen Marie Bissert reads her poem "Ode to My True Nature". Karen Brown, writer and director... Source: WBAI
Mr. and Mrs. David Harris and the resistance, interviewed by Bill Garroway. Recorded at the Troubadour, Los Angeles. Description: David Harris and Joan Baez discuss Harris' impending trial for draft evasion. (50 min.) BB4590 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: harris, baez, garroway, draft, resistance, pacifica
The second of two symposia sponsored by the Esalen Institute on the value of psychotic experience, entitled "The Poetry of Madness", recorded July 31, 1968 at the Longshoremen's Memorial Hall in San Francisco. Panelists are John Perry, a San Francisco-based psychiatrist; Claudio Naranjo, a psychiatrist from Chile; Allen Ginsberg, poet; and Alan Watts, philosopher and writer; discussion is moderated by Julian Silverman, general manager of the Esalen Institute. Perry discusses Plato's... Source: WBAI
David Stevens conducts interviews with inmates at Soledad Prison in California. John Cluchette, Fleeta Drumgo, and George Jackson discuss their transfer to San Quentin, their experiences at Soledad, and the prospects for their upcoming trial. Winner of Golden Mike Award. Topics: Drumgo, Fleeta., JACKSON, GEORGE, 1941-1971., Cluchette, John., Prisoners -- Personal narratives.,...
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING produced by Helen Mickiewicz. Dale Minor covering the Tet offensive; Martin Luther King's speeches; Robert Kennedy's last speech and assassination; and fighting in Vietnam. BROADCAST: KPFA, March 1979. SERIES: KPFA thirty year retrospective| 1968. AZ0265 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: tet, vietnam, pacifica, mickiewicz, minor